Friends, family remember those who've fallen, National Peace Officer Week kicks-off

Sunday marks the start of 'National Peace Officer Memorial Week,' a time for remembrance especially designed to commemorate those who fell in the line of duty.

As a way to honor these fallen officers a memorial has been set up at the station on Truxtun Avenue with the names of BPD officers inscribed into a marble wall and a special creed alongside it. 

This is especially heart warming for people like Amber Rodriguez, who lost her father while he was in the line of duty in the summer of 1983. 

"I still don't get to carry on with my life, because when I got married my dad didn't get to walk with me down the aisle," Rodriguez said. 

"He wasn't there for the birth of my children. He just missed out on so much, so it's nice to have this to remind me that things happen and just be grateful for what you have and live in the moment." 

Family, friends and officers will gather Monday morning for a special ceremony beginning at 7 a.m.

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